KRIS GARDNER

Bucolic Wisconsin

I’m originally from Wisconsin but born Canadian and hold a dual citizenship. I attended several Wisconsin State Universities and graduated with a BFA in Art from the University of Wi-Oshkosh. Upon graduating I pursued a diverse career in graphic arts and advertising for approximately the next twenty-five years.

I’ve been painting in the pastel medium for about 3 years but painting in oils and acrylics dates back over 30 years. My first exposure to pastels was in a classroom at Art Naples taught by Linda Chambers, a gifted teacher and pastel artist. Since then I've been taken with the texture, brilliant color, and the immediate, often surprising results the pastel medium can produce.
I feel I have found a method that motivates me to express my vision of the natural world and yields endless possibilities whether painting landscapes, portraits or just the reflective quality of light. As long as I allow my muse into the room I'm

working toward the light and getting ever closer to better vision.

Southwest Florida is now home and I’m loving the endless summers and the painting possibilities I see everywhere.
I’ve been enjoying
Plein Air painting and join the group whenever I can.



 

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